Youth with disabilities plan to protest Wednesday outside the Chicago Board of Education meeting against the $30 million in special education cuts proposed in the school district's budget.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services dropped the Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) credit rating to junk status on Friday.
The Chicago Public Schools district is dropping its coverage of employee pension contributions for certain non-union staffers, including those working in the central office.
Under the $5.7 billion budget released by the Chicago Public Schools on Monday, 479 teacher positions are being cut because of declining enrollment at schools.
The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system is making $1.7 million in cuts to its executive budget, which will include some executive layoffs.
The Illinois Senate on Tuesday advanced a measure seeking a two-year property tax freeze plus changes to the state's school funding formula.
An overhaul of the city of Chicago's Municipal Employees and Laborers pension funds is "unconstitutional and void," a Cook County Judge ruled Friday.
Talks between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund over the school district possibly borrowing $500 million have discontinued.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday explained more about the $200 million in budget cuts, including 1,400 layoffs, the Chicago Public Schools plans to implement following the $634 million teachers pension payment it made Tuesday.